During Interview With ESPN, Urban Meyer Declares Initial Impressions of Ohio State's Early Enrollees ‘Ridiculous’

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Seattle Linga's picture

Urban is changing the culture at Ohio State and in the B1G - I believe we will see more and more of this in the upcoming years.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Linga, I am with you 100%.  Urban started the transformation and Harbaugh and others are continuing to change the BIG recruiting culture.  I hope that this year looks mild compared to future years.

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Seattle Linga's picture

You got it S.A.B.

TTUN has done well and that also helps drive Urban to do things at another level as well.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Braxtonkeepsit's picture

I love that these young men are graduating High School early.  Bodes well for the rest of their lives.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

A rising tide lifts all boats. I love the idea of the Buckeyes dominating the B1G, but the truth is that what's OSU is doing is elevating the recruiting games at places like That School, PSU, Nebraska, MSU, and even Rutgers and Maryland.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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Buck68's picture

set impossible moral standards... then strive for them every day, every way.

who would go and DO such a thing?   ;-{)}

who came up with the idea of recruits writing their own 'Letter of Introduction' to us fans?  What an opportunity to exercise honesty... to the passions of the nexus of diversity ...from Day 1.

for university is a common moral purpose, from which all have strayed, many to practices so blinding, so indulgent, we literally cannot recognize what is going on inside or around us.   Yet the wonder of whosoever steps forward, steps into the Arena... and bonds with his brothers to greater purpose... come what may... we are privileged to receive not passion... but inspiration.

as for "culture" and other such things... the lesser does not 'change' the greater.  Most 'greaters' are forms of 'more', where the more imposes, forces, korrects the lesser.   Except... [truncated]

what a day for the Buckeyes!  

Buck68

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CowCat's picture

I call it the "Urban Meyer effect". Since he was hired in late 2011, he has totally shook up the B1G, both in coaching and recruiting.

Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, TTUN, Penn State, Rutgers and Maryland have all changed coaches. And the new coaches know the standard that Urban has set in the conference. No more Tressel-era gentleman's agreements where we would let mediocre conference teams walk out of the Shoe with a 10 point loss. They need to invest in their programs or they're going to be blown out by 35+ points.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Seattle Linga's picture

Others have attempted to duplicate but have fallen short. 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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CowCat's picture

True, We're not just winning on the field and in recruiting, we also have the most sophisticated marketing team, top- notch facilities, one of the largest selections of majors and the best off-field development program in CFB. Kinda hard to beat that.

But the rising tide lifts all boats. The B1G is now a destination for talented coaches from both CFB and the NFL. Greg Schiano, Ryan Day, Jim Harbaugh and Lovie Smith all have NFL experience. The bar has been raised. 

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Seattle Linga's picture

The bar has been raised. 

All thanks to Urban Meyer and he'll even raise it again next year - just watch.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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CowCat's picture

I'm sure he will. It's the golden age of being a Buckeye (apart from the Clemson game).

Heck, I had some random youngster who works in my office building in Seattle recognize my red jacket and block O hat. "That's Ohio State, right? They're my favorite team!"

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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BeatTTUN's picture

Smiles

Go Buckeyes

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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Davep160's picture

Squee!!!!!

The lord of brevity.

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RubixTube's picture

Do we have an insane amount of talent in this class?

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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jamesrbrown322's picture

 We are so happy, we do the Dance of Joy!

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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RubixTube's picture

In Mypos, all recruits are having 5 stars!

Never before in the history of man have lives less lived been more chronicled. - Dennis Miller

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theopulas's picture

Does anyone think any of these guys, (other then Sheffield because I think he starts immediately) has a real chance of not only playing but starting this year?

Theopulas

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Brandon26841's picture

I'd be very surprised. I think there's a good chance Wade, Okudah, and Browning end up in the two-deep though.

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DOUEVENURBZ's picture

I'm with you on those plus I think either Myers or Davis is in the two deep at guard 

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buckeye phi's picture

I think Okudah will contribute immediately.  It may be more at safety than at corner, though.  I understand he can play either - and we may have more need for depth at safety (with Sheffield and Wade also coming in at corner).

I doubt Schiano would start a true freshman at safety (outside of an emergency) - but I believe Okudah will definitely play -
 

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Develop the 'ridiculous' talent and win championships by burying the competition!  Go Buckeyes!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

WOW -- just plain wow!  I cannot WAIT to see this year's team with the new offensive coaches, the talent, and of course - Urban Fucking Meyer!!!  The pain of last season has already washed away!!!  Is it fall yet?

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MN Buckeye's picture

The Select 17 is the Ridiculous 17? This is pretty good.

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Buckeyesondeck's picture

KING OF THE NORRRRTH!!!!

BUCKEYES RISE!!!

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Careful - that didn't work out so well the first time.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Buckeyesondeck's picture

The Clemson game represented the first time....

BUCKEYES RISE!!!

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Which one?

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Tyvis'sGrandpa's picture

JK Dobbins and Tate Martell no s/o???

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buckeye phi's picture

Looking at the list of early enrollees a little closer,  a few of the kids presently ranked as  "4-stars" were 5-stars earlier in the process.  So strictly from a ratings standpoint, it could have been even more ridiculous -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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colobuckeye1's picture

Press Conference at 2 would suggest they don't think they are getting their defensive tackle

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kiester's picture

Finally. This class has me like...

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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nvbuckeye's picture

Another great day for Buckeye football recruiting.  It will take a few years to really grade whether or not this is truly a #1 class nationally.  It is certainly the #1 class in the Big 10.  However, while I believe this is a top 5 (at minimum) class I am not sold that UFM has a top 5 coaching staff nationally.  After what has happened the last 2 seasons I will withhold judgement on the current staff until January 2018.

Welcome to Buckeye Nation to all the new players.  We look forward to great success from you.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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countrybuckeye's picture

where do the UFM staffers rank? 

who is better?

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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Buck68's picture

encouraging, appreciating, and hopefully reminding post for our coaches.

it is not only a duty for the loyal supporter to remind leaders about what they already know; as long as a coach continues to narrative, it is a vital duty to stir them up until they correct themselves.

it's interesting how the 'lesser' [fans, amateur coaches & scheme diagrammers] can help the greater, when the greater is blinding himself to his own revealing behaviors.  Psychologists know... we each take turns in that barrel....  ;-{)}

Buck68

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Dan R's picture

Wasn't Munford supposed to announce at 11:00am?   Any word?

Papa Joe's 92

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Cptnvideo's picture

Agreed. Between the new coaches and all the great recruits, this coming fall season should be fantastic.

My favorite team? Whoever is playing TTUN.

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